The Princess and the Frog (Single Disc Widescreen DVD)
Now here's where I'd like to take an informal poll and ask how many of you have actually seen Princess and the Frog? I'll admit I haven't. All the hype and my interests didn't combine to get me out to the theatre to see it. I am bemused at how poorly it did at the box office by Disney standards. (Otherwise, it's a success by other studio standards).
I think the release date had a lot of impact on it. I still don't understand why it came out on December 11th, almost a month later than the usual Disney winter holiday releases. I ended up with neither the time nor inclination to go see it. Then all the snowy weekends since--I am in the South after all--have continued the trend.
The Princess and The Frog (Three Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Digital Copy)
Anyway, Disney is releasing the movie to DVD next month on March 16, 2010. I have placed my preorder after debating between the three different options available. Yes, three options. There is regular DVD, regular Blu-ray and a combo pack where you get DVD, Blu-Ray and a digital copy. How about that for hedging their bets? And then of course it will be a limited time release, per usual Disney practices.
The Princess and the Frog (Single Disc Blu-ray)
I do hope the DVD sells well since Princess and the Frog's "failure" at the box office has already caused the studio to rethink its production schedule and rename Rapunzel to Tangled. Tangled? Tangled mess, I think. I love the way Hollywood thinks we're all uninformed sheep who wander into movie theatres without any information about what we're seeing. Guess they've never heard of the internet, have they?
I think the internet hurt them with all of the controversy about Tiana being a frog for most of the movie. This becomes more obvious when one looks at the stills. Almost all of the Tiana pics come from one scene. Then there's a lot of frog images. The princess fans wanted a princess, not a frog, whatever the color of her skin.
These links are all to Amazon, by the way, and the pre-order price guarantee means that you will get the lowest price between now and release day no matter what the price is today. These DVDs usually go lower closer to release date, especially Disney ones as price leaders. If I see any great deals come up, I will post them here.